EMS to ED: Improving Communication Along the Way

“We exist to promote healing, prevent disease, educate medicine’s brightest minds, and bring wellness and prosperity to the region.”


If you browse Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s webpage, you’ll see that statement. According to their website, that is their first and foremost vision and mission- to promote health, prevent disease, educate tomorrow’s top medical minds, and enhance wellness.


That’s a pretty hefty mission, and one that they’ve been perfecting since they opened their doors over 62 years ago. Since their inception in 1957 they’ve grown to a staff of over 2,700, including over 350 physicians, of which 90% are board- certified (the national average is just 60%). Their regional center provides a whopping 420 beds to help them in their mission to promote health, prevent illness, and educate and enhance the lives of both staff and patients.

A center like theirs needs telemedicine solutions that are just as ambitious as they are- so they choose GD Telehealth Solution.


If you browse GD’s website, you’ll see that they began their journey in 1979 with their own mission, “A passion to improve the health and well-being of the public at large.” With that mission and passion, GD created GD CAREpoint Workstation and GD e-Bridge Healthcare, connecting medical teams with EMS teams and providing streamlined, secure information transmission for every patient en route to the ED.


A hospital of Southeastern Alabama’s size obviously has a huge EMS presence rolling in and out of their doors. To keep everything in order, they use GD CAREpoint and e-Bridge as their tools of choice to successfully manage all of their first responder activity. With an all-in-one workstation at the ED, and e-Bridge enabling EMS to quickly and securely set up a team and transmit all patient information, history and reports to everyone involved, Southeast Alabama has digital folders for every incoming case, which they can review and add to as needed.


With information clearly labeled and immediately available to whichever member of the team needs to see it, the patients headed to one of Southeast Alabama’s 420 beds are in good hands.


Managing an ever-evolving 62-year old medical center with a sprawling campus? That can seem like a pretty daunting task. Adding a state-of-the-art telemedicine system from a provider that shares your vision? That makes it all much clearer.


About GD (General Devices)
GD enables smarter patient care by empowering hospitals, EMS, community healthcare and public safety with the most comprehensive, interactive, configurable, affordable, and integrated FDA listed medical communication and mobile telemedicine solutions. The benefits of which are enhanced workflows, minimized risk, reduced costs and improved patient outcomes. Learn more at www.general-devices.com

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